Originally posted by: divedr12351 So if thats the case would a A10 Radeon 6770 Crossfire be about as reliable for CAD/CAM as a Firepro A320 v4900 combination?
You need to decide which is more important... gaming or CAD/CAM. You won't get the benefits of CAD-specific improvement to the drivers if you go with a Radeon, and you run the risk of being in somewhat unknown territory if you game on a Pro card. If CAD is a must-have, then I'd probably get a Pro card, and take my chances on weirdness when gaming. The hardware is mostly the same, it's just the drivers that are different.
Unfortunately, a lot of advertising won't turn a bad idea into a good one. Integrated graphics have come a long way in recent years, but it still can't match the performance of a discrete card. On top of that there's the fact that AMDs "APUs" have so far always had a good GPU and a relatively weak CPU. If you need that extra performance of a discrete card(and it sounds like you probably do), then you're probably better off getting a "normal" CPU, and one good video card.
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